McCain, The Hon. Margaret N.
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Early child development and the Early Years Study (EYS). Why the speaker accepted her current position as co-chair. Current concerns about childhood development in Canada. Questions to ask. Presenting a compelling case we present for action. Three pieces of evidence in the report which have propelled it forward onto the national and international stage: the SocioEconomic story, the Brain story and the Gradient Story, with a discussion of each, including facts and figures to support findings. Help that today's parents need to fulfil their roles. How the new economy has changed the roles of parents and government in the early years in particular. What must be in place for the system to work. Examples of what private individuals and foundations can do.